In the Philly area, those making $100,000 or more can afford to buy at least 60% of houses. Only 20% of Black and Hispanic households earn that much.
The NBC10 Investigators revealed failures in Philadelphia’s affordable housing programs. But Habitat for Humanity is showing how to effectively get low-income people into good homes.
The affordability crisis hits renters harder than owners. Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) estimates the city needs about 70,000 affordable rental units to meet demand.
The Philadelphia Tribune
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional COVID-19 relief deal.
By Corinne O’Connell for the Philadelphia Inquirer
As classes for students in the Philadelphia School District begin and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, home will be the primary classroom for students across the city.
Testimony to City Council: Invest in the Housing Trust Fund
May 27, 2020
Carrie Rathmann, Director of Strategic Partnerships testifies to City Council to invest more in the Housing Trust Fund in the fiscal year of 2021 so that more Philadelphia families have access to safe and affordable housing.